Christmas time or the so called Advent refers to the period which commences on the 4th Sunday before the Christmas Eve. It is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. This period which tradition harking back to the 5th century includes religious practices such as keeping Advent calendar, lighting an Advent wreath, praying an Advent daily devotionals, lighting Christingles and setting up Christmas decorations. While in the past it was the period of fasting, todays many cities turn their squares into Christmas markets with stalls full of traditional festive meals, beverages, and where craftsmen display and sell their craft products. It is time when people meet with their family and friends under the Christmas Tree and together soak up the Christmas atmosphere.
Brno is not an exception and has prepared for its citizens and tourists Brno Christmas, spreading on the four squares this year for the first time. Let’s take a brief tour of Brno Christmas.